UK drivers spend more than a day a year in gridlock

Congestion on the M6
Congestion on the M6

The UK’s drivers spend an average of 30 hours in congestion in 2015, according to a new survey.

The report, by traffic analyst INRIX for its 2015 Traffic Scorecard, also found that London was the world’s most congested city out of the 100 surveyed.

Drivers spent an average of 101 hours in gridlock in the capital last year - making it the first city to surpass the 100-hour mark. It also remains Europe’s gridlock capital for the second year running.

Outside of London, three of the five most congested roads were in Manchester (the A580, M60 and A5103) while Newcastle came fourth with the A1/A1M.

The UK as a whole ranked seventh in the world, with the average commuter spending 30 hours in traffic. The United States, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany all ranked in the top five.

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